Hendrick Pastoral Care
Hendrick Health System began with the vision of a minister and his church in Abilene. Commitment to express the kind of care that Jesus showed during his earthly ministry has been a part of our identity from the very beginning. The Hendrick mission says that we will “deliver high quality healthcare emphasizing excellence and compassion consistent with the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”
Pastoral care addresses concerns of the spirit, faith, hope, despair, meaning, purpose, life, death, guilt, forgiveness, fear and doubt. Chaplains offer help for people trying to connect meaning with life circumstances that don’t often make sense or seem fair.
The Pastoral Care Department serves the spiritual needs of patients and their families as a complement to the efforts of the entire Hendrick Health System and ministers to persons of all faiths and those of none.
Chaplains are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To talk with a chaplain, call 325.670.2256 during the daytime hours. At night, during the weekend, or on holidays chaplains are available and accessible through the hospital operator at 325.670.2000. The department office is located on the second floor of the Collier Wing, office number 2735.
If a patient identifies a church affiliation at the time of admission, we will attempt to notify the church. We also assist patients in contacting their own minister or faith group representative.
As a partner in the family of Texas Baptist institutions, Hendrick is affiliated with other Baptist hospitals in Texas that share our vision of Christian healthcare.